These 5 high-tech shirts, long sleeves, and hoodies will get you out of some very sticky situations—whether you're indoors or out in the cold.
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Exercise clothing is a magnet for smelly bacteria that multiply in the fibers and drum up all manner of foul odors, making your sweat sessions less than pleasant for you and everyone around you. That is, until naturally occurring silver salts came on the scene. The fitness industry is using these as its best weapon in the fight against stench. Fabrics are washed and coated in the particles, which bond to clothing and slow bacterial growth to a creep, prolonging the life of your favorite gear. And not only are these high-tech shirts odor repellent, they’re also cool enough to wear outside the gym—certainly nothing to be sniffed at.
The fatty acids in merino wool act as antibacterial agents. This jersey is a lightweight, durable polyester-merino mix that dries more quickly than wool alone. Three rear pockets can hold a wind shell, mini pump, and a spare tube.
This ultrafast drying shirt stays comfy thanks to its chafeproof, silk-like 100% polyester composition. The shirt’s underarm design also vents excess body heat, and the added Polygiene is a plus for odor control. Simply put, this is the best all-weather-anytime running top.
This polyester tank is infused with Polygiene, a pioneering silver salts treatment. The cut allows full range of motion in the shoulders, and it dries almost instantly, so it’s perfectly suited for drenching CrossFit sessions or circuits.
The fleece lining, a mix of recycled polyester and Polygiene, uses a patented “waffle” grid for better breathability, which is key when the mercury drops and you work up a sweat. An elongated front zipper provides additional venting.
Sometimes you’re too busy to change into street clothes. This plush merino shirt doesn’t look like workout gear, even if you biked 20 miles in it, and a polyester coating also keeps you dry during your ride’s freak rainstorm.